Beef Prices Rise in Maluku During Ramadan

Beef prices in Ternate, North Maluku, continue to rise during Ramadan. The prices vary with the highest at Rp120,000/kg. This marks the highest in the last six months. Beef prices in Ternate usually average between Rp80,000-Rp100,000 per kilogram. According to chairman of North Maluku cattle business association, Ibrahim Hamid, the price hike is mainly caused by the increasing demand for […]

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NZ not worried about absences from PACER Plus

New Zealand’s trade minister says the signing of a regional free trade agreement today, after nearly a decade of negotiations, is cause for great celebration. Nine countries from around the region, as well as Australia and New Zealand, are in Tonga to sign the PACER Plus agreement, wrapping up nearly a decade of negotiations. The deal has been polarising with […]

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Indonesia committed to Pacific, says ambassador

Indonesia’s new ambassador to New Zealand says issues of importance to Pacific Island countries are his country’s concerns too. According to Tantowi Yahya, Indonesia, with its significant Melanesian population, considers itself part of the Pacific region. He said that like Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia was interested in helping prosperity, democracy and human development in the Pacific. Pacific Islands states, […]

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MSG and Commonwealth to observe PNG election

A former Solomon Islands prime minister, Sir Francis Billy Hilly, is to lead a team of observers from the Melanesian Spearhead Group to the Papua New Guinea elections next month. The MSG team will also include a former Fiji president, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, and election officials from Fiji, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands along with a member of the political bureau […]

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Empowering Women in the East

Yohana¬†Loru Kaka is no longer an ordinary villager. When Tempo English met her last year, she was already heading the Village Governance Institute (LPM). “I’ve been invited to a development planning meeting for our subdistrict tomorrow,” said the 61-year-old farmer. “I intend to propose asphalting the roads and supplying villages with electricity.” Originally from Mainda Ole village in Southwest Sumba, […]

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